Sheffield Wednesday-scouted centre-half makes switch to League One rivals
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Owls scouts spent time watching Bradford City captain Paudie O’Connor last season, though The Star reported last month that it seemed unlikely the Limerick-born defender would end up at Hillsborough.
Lincoln battled through a difficult campaign last time out but will be hoping to rekindle the sort of form that took them to the play-off final the season before under new manager Mark Kennedy.
It is believed former Leeds United youngster O’Connor, 24, was the subject of interest from a number of different clubs both in the Championship and in the third tier.
Playing time was a factor high on his list or priorities when making his decision, it seems.
Speaking as part of his unveiling as a Lincoln City player, O’Connor said: “I wanted to pick somewhere I could develop and have the opportunity to play another 40 plus games a season, as I have over the past few years.
“My next career move needed to be right football-wise. I wanted to step up to League One and it’s clear there is a structure in place here to allow me to kick on.
“I've had a good couple of weeks off so feel rested and I'm just buzzing to get in for pre-season.”